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Make a difference to global health

Learn more about the growing threats of healthcare associated infection and communicable diseases in our specialist infection prevention and control programs.

These programs prepare graduates for advanced practice, equipping you with the skills to design, implement and evaluate infection prevention and control programs in clinical and non-clinical settings around the world.

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Study infection prevention and control at Griffith

The Griffith Graduate Infection Control Program is the longest running and most successful tertiary infection prevention and control education program across Australasia.

You'll be work ready for the specialist area of infection prevention and control in a range of settings including hospitals, community health, public health, government departments, private consultancies and the wider industry.

The programs are offered online, full-time and part-time. You can choose to complete the Graduate Certificate first and then continue on to the Master of Infection Prevention and Control or, if you meet the admission requirements, you can apply for entry directly to the Masters program.

Both the Graduate Certificate and Master of Infection Prevention and Control are recognised by the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control as core components of recognition as a credentialed Infection Control Professional.

Successful completion of the dissertation pathway in the Master of Infection Prevention and Control may lead to eligibility to apply for entry into a higher degree by research.

Ruth Barratt

Graduate and Clinical Nurse Specialist in Infection Prevention and Control

'Professional development is important to me, and as a clinical nurse specialist in infection prevention and control for many years, I was looking for a postgraduate course that would further my knowledge in the area. The program covers the important aspects of infection prevention and control. It's also available for online study which appealed to me, since I live in New Zealand. Despite my physical distance from the University, I always felt well supported by tutors and staff. Now I apply my new knowledge and research in my day-to- day practice at an acute care referral hospital in Christchurch.'

Ruth Barratt

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Graduates are equipped to establish, or work within, an effective infection prevention and control program in a range of healthcare settings.

Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control leads to recognition as an Advanced Credentialed Infection Prevention Control Professional (CIP-A) with the Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control. The Advanced CICP demonstrates the knowledge, attributes and behaviours in infection control at an advanced level. In practice settings they have leadership responsibility for one or more elements of an infection control program, and work closely with Expert Credentialed Infection Control Professionals to provide guidance and oversight in co-ordinating an entire program.

Successful completion of the Master of Infection Prevention and Control leads to recognition as an Expert Credentialed Infection Control Professional (CICP-E) with the Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control. The Expert CICP is able to plan, implement, review and evaluate comprehensive infection control programs, apply core principles to challenging circumstances and generate new evidence for practice. Graduates with accreditation as an Expert Credentialed Infection Control Professional are leaders in knowledge generation and contribute to the evolution of the discipline of infection control.

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